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Air Conditioning Problems: Common AC Repairs

air conditioning problems and common ac repairsAre you experiencing some air conditioning warning signs like your air conditioner not blowing cold air, or your bills running unusually high? Here are the common signs that require air conditioning repair:

1) Your room isn’t cooling / your air conditioner is not blowing cold air.
2) Your bills have become unusually high even if you have been using your unit the same duration as before.
3) There are strange noises upon turning AC on and during operation.
4) Air conditioner turns on and off frequently.
5) The fan is not working.
6) Water is leaking.

Common Causes of Air Conditioning Problems

Low refrigerant level – the refrigerant is a chemical responsible for cooling the air in your air conditioning system. Hence when this air is not cold enough, the most common problem is a low refrigerant level. This most common reason is a leak. The possible leak needs to be traced and repaired, then recharged with the refrigerant.

Utility bill has gone unusually high in spite of same duration or level of use – this problem suggests an inefficient operation of your unit. It could be a dirty air conditioning filter or air conditioning coils. This will overwork the compressor and fans and will likely wear them out.

Strange noises during operation of the unit – A possible cause of this can be anything from a loose screw or a problem with the blower motor or the fan blades.

Air conditioner turns on and off frequently – this could be a sign of electronic failure. This could be due to the corrosion of wire or terminals which need to be checked immediately as it can wear out the compressor and fan controls, causing bigger problems. As this may be caused by faulty wiring, this needs an immediate air conditioning repair.

Water is leaking – during normal use, moisture forms as a condensate collects in a pan and flows out from the drain. If this is clogged and not draining properly, water accumulates and this can be solved by cleaning the blockage, replacing the tube, or a replacement of certain parts that help the proper drainage.

These common AC problems can be anything from a minor discomfort to a serious safety hazard. Call an American Air specialist for your unit check-up and air conditioning repair needs.